Describing who? : Poland in photographs by Jewish artists / Joanna Auron-Górska
- Warsaw studies in Jewish history and memory ; volume 5
Warsaw studies in Jewish history and memory ; v. 5.
- New York : PL Academic Research, 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-157) and index
- First edition
Describing who?' reveals the significance of photographs taken in contemporary Poland by professional American, French and Israeli Jewish photographers. Writing critically from the vantage point of her Polish and Jewish background, Joanna Auron-Górska argues that while visual representations of Poland and the Poles may appear a temporal, they are neither a historical nor apolitical. They are, instead, influenced by the culturally conditioned construct within which Poland serves to maintain the memory of the Shoah, by war trauma, and by post-war politics. The attitudes of foreign Western Jewry to non-Jewish Poles and Poland have so far received limited scholarship; this analysis is a contribution towards enlightening the conversation between Poles and Jews from outside of Poland.
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